I’m feeling a little like a bird whisperer or something. It’s been a Week of Great Bird Encounters, some I would never ever expect.
I told you guys in a past post that the blue heron fly the second they detect you are around. Which is always long before I get to see them. The other day I got extremely lucky though. I had spotted an egret in the river, and as I got closer I noticed two blue herons. If you follow me on Facebook, you saw this story the other day about the Heron, and the otter. It was a fun encounter, and totally unexpected. The best part was the heron was in no hurry to go anywhere, and just flew, hopped down the river. Giving me great opportunity for photos.
This magnificent wild stallion just knows, he is all that and a bag of chips. He pranced around, leaped in the air, fought with another stallion or two, and generally was a complete joy to watch.
We went out the other morning looking for horses, and came across a nice group of bachelor stallions. Mornings are generally a good time to see some rambunctious behavior anyway, and a bachelor group is always ripe for action.
This strawberry roan was feeling like a million bucks, and was letting everyone know it.
After he mixed it up with this guy, he started in with another stallion. This one was more willing to put him in his place too.
I believe we have found our new favorite spot in Arizona. Wildlife photography is my passion, and this area has provided me a nice variety to photograph.
The other day we had to go into town and do laundry, go to the store, all that mundane stuff. We usually take our cameras with us, because you just never know what you’ll see. We were driving along when I saw this hawk on a saguaro. Al, being the good hubby he is, stopped and went back so I could get photos. I watched him for a while, and could tell he was getting ready to fly. They always get a little unsettled right before flight. And then…..